Why can’t I ask for help?

Are you frustrated by the unfinished tasks around you? Do you feel bad about the state of your home/ office but still struggle to get started?

When I first set up my business in 2014 I made my own website. That sounds more impressive than it was- a blogger friend gave me good advice, and my long-suffering husband helped me with some techie stuff (I hate techie stuff). But it was definitely homemade; with a template I had randomly chosen from the millions out there. I used a lovely leaf image by my photographer friend Caro (most of the pics on the new website are hers), but somehow the website never really worked for me. It just looked homemade…

This was all part of a bigger problem. I found it difficult spending money on my business and asking for help. I felt like I ought to be able to do it myself. After all if I had made it in the first place, surely I could make it better…

(As a recovering perfectionist I am still glad I didn’t wait to start my business until I was ready to invest the money on a proper website/ business cards etc- I would never have started!)

Slowly I began to realise that I valued what I did too much to see that spending hours on this website stuff would not be playing to my strengths. So I started paying an expert- a graphic designer kindly made a logo for me, then I paid another graphic designer to design a new business card & postcard. Finally I paid a web designer Pete Sandeman to build me a website! And six weeks later here we are on my brand new site (have an explore and let me know what you think?)

So here’s the thing- the work I do is a bit like Fitness Training- everyone thinks they could/ should do it, but we just don’t get around to making the time or investing money in our health. When you book me, you say to yourself- this really matters, this really makes a difference to my quality of life and those around me. I’m prepared to invest in making my home work better and learn how to be more organised. I want to make better decisions about my stuff.

You have things you’re good at and enjoy doing, and stuff you keep on putting off. And that’s where I come in because that’s MY thing- making that stuff happen. Is it time to ask for help?